It’s the St. Anthony of Egypt’s Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s weekly look back at this week in previous years.
Articles and links are believed to be of interest to SEA, our members, and anyone visiting the site. Their views don’t always reflect those of SEA. Our members’ names are in blue. Articles are from the third week of January…
- Micah Currado, “Is Your Soteriology Hermanszoonian? (Quiz).” If your friends claim their beliefs are somewhere between Calvinism and Arminianism, maybe you oughta see if they match those of the renowned Calvinist professor J. Hermanszoon.
- Martin Glynn, “When Does the Day End?” What determines the “end of the day” in the decision-making process of salvation? Us or God?
- Ken Schenck, “Believing God’s Promises (A Study in Hebrews).” For every Christian who’s died thus far, they died before receiving the promises of Christ. That’s just how the life of faith works.
- The Remonstrance podcast, “Wesleyan Theology in America and Beyond” in two parts, Episode 55 and Episode 56. David Martinez, his work to promote Wesleyan Reformation round the world, and his interactions with Calvinists in America.
- Mike Barlotta, “An Ancient Theologian Tackles John 6 and Romans 9.’” Bishop John Chrysostom on human free will—as opposed to Manichean views that deny the idea.
- Mike Barlotta, “Ordaining All That Comes to Pass.” On the Reformed view of God’s eternal decree for things to do and be, and his power to execute what he decreed.
- Roger E. Olson, “Review of Oliver Crisp’s Deviant Calvinism Part Four.” On chapter 4 of Crisp’s book, “Augustinian Universalism”: The only real way to make a deterministic God good is to embrace universalism. Hell doesn’t need to exist in Calvinism… other than to show off God’s wrath.
- Kevin Jackson, “Did God Fix the Outcome of the Seahawks/Packers Game?” There was a 99.9 percent chance the Packers would win, and they didn’t. Do we smell divine
- William Birch, “A Calvinistic Baptist Enlightened by Jacob Arminius.” Dr. Mark A. Ellis read Arminius’s works, and recognized how Arminius and the Remonstrants have been misrepresented by his fellow Calvinists.
- SEA admin, “This Week in Arminianism.” Largely what seems to have happened that week in Arminianism, was Arminians wrote stuff.
- Ben Henshaw, “Does Proverbs 21:1 Teach Calvinistic Determinism?” Not when it’s considered in its proper context.
- Kevin Jackson, “Haiti: Why do Disasters Happen?” Bad stuff happens, and Christians rush to judgment—often without considering how the scriptures describe the role of providence.
- Eric Landstrom, “I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.” Picture what it’d be like to observe spacetime from outside spacetime.
There’s a lot to read in both SEA’s archive, and on the many links and books of Arminian interest. If the Friday Files got you interested in exploring those places, knock yourself out. (And that’s an idiom, folks. Please don’t literally knock yourself out. Be safe. Thanks.)